Pacific Northwest

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Weeping Blue Ginger

National News

Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...

New Veggie Soup Cookbook

Fall has arrived and that means it’s time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If you’re tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...

Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage

October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...

Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants

It’s widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees’...

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In the Garden


Practicing Good Garden Sanitation

If you've harvested the last of your vegetables, it's time to get the garden ready for winter. It might be tempting to just walk away and deal with the garden next spring, but a little work now will result in a healthier, more productive garden next...
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Hydrangeas for American Gardens Hydrangeas fill an important niche in my garden. With one cultivar or another in bloom from May...

Tool or Gardening Product

Velcro Plant Ties Securing plants to stakes can be trying, especially when plants keep growing and ties need to be...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide and Transplant Iris
  • Prune Back Diseased Plants
  • Take Geranium Cuttings
  • Add Color to the Fall Landscape
  • Allow Roses to Harden Off

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